Barefoot Events

Barefoot Events

Any course, conference, seminar, summit, or shindig that will help improve the knowledge and understanding of the wonderful beast that is the horse…

If you want to list your barefoot event here, please fill out the events form.

 August

Focused On Hoof Health Workshop Series - Debs Crosoer - Hoof Geek

Wednesday 14th August 2019

Witney Pony Partners, Crawley Road, Witney OX29 9TG


Debs Crosoer has years of experience as an Equine Podiatrist, helping people get their horses happy and healthy, and their hooves as strong as they can be. Through her blog, hoofgeek.com and published books and articles she helps people understand how to identify and manage their horses needs without getting stressed out.

FOCUSED ON HOOF HEALTH - DISSECTION

Date: 14th Aug 2019 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Witney Pony Partners
Price: £20

Seeing a hoof dissection isn’t nearly as gross as it sounds. It’s actually kind of amazing and often completely changes everything you thought you understood about horse’s hooves. Once you’ve seen what’s on the inside, you see the hoof in a completely different light.

All 4 workshops will be held at Witney Pony Partners, Crawley Road, Witney OX29 9TG
Ticket price £20 per workshop (limited to 15 participants)
Tickets available from witneyponypartners@gmail.com


Further Info

September

Liberated Horsemanship Gateway to Hoof Care Clinic - Ann Corso and Sarah Oliver

Date: 2nd - 6th September 2019

Stonegarthside Hall, Nichol Forest, Penton, Cumbria CA6 5QL


The “Gateway Clinic” is the foundation of the Liberated Horsemanship Hoof Care Training Programs. It is where the road to a professional hoof care career and certification begins. But it is also a very valuable clinic for non-professionals. Participants receive hands-on, supervised instruction that prepares them to successfully trim their own horse or evaluate the work of their professional trimmer. In addition, it is a perfect venue for enlightened individuals seeking authentic information about factors that affect hoof health and the mental and physical wellbeing of horses.

Cadaver hooves are used during the clinic so participants can focus on learning to trim without the worry of handling a horse. This also allows participants to become proficient trimmers without putting a live horse’s hooves at risk.

Accommodations: Students stay at Stonegarthside Hall Sunday, 1 September through Saturday morning, 7 September. Private or semi-private rooms (two twin beds) are available. There are four bathrooms that will be shared by a maximum of nine people. Students must provide bed linens, towels and toiletries.

Meet & Greet: Sunday 7 pm, 1 September at Stonegarthside Hall.

Meals: Self-serve breakfast each morning. Our host says she has plenty of chicken and turkey eggs. Lunch and supper will be prepared by a local chef Monday - Friday.

Transportation: There is free onsite parking. Nearest airports are Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow, and Newcastle. From the airport, you can travel by train to Carlisle. We will meet you in Carlisle and bring you the rest of the way to Stonegarthside Hall. 

Registration closes 2 August, 2019, or when clinic is full. Registration fees include five-day clinic, accommodations, transfer from train station to and from Stonegarthside Hall, and lunch and supper Monday through Friday. Partial payment options are available. Space is limited.

Further Info

Equine Educational Evening - Liphook Equine Hospital

Date: 18th September 2019

Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DT


Biosecurity - at home and away

Find out how you can reduce the potential introduction and spread of equine diseases.

End of season preparation for the competition horse

How to let your horse wind down at the end of the season.

From mouth to muck heap!

An understanding of how horses digest their food.


Doors open 7pm / Prompt 7.30pm start

To book your FREE place, please contact our reception team on: 01428 723594, or via email to tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk


Holistic Hoof Care Course - Intro Level - Beccy Smith BSc (Hons) DAEP MIAEP EBW of Holistic Reflections

Date: 22nd September 2019

Holistic Reflections, Yewcroft, Wilton, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2PJ


A unique and comprehensive Intro level one day course on Holistic Hoof Care for the discerning barefoot or shod horse owner or carer!
About The Event
No foot, no horse!


This course is ideal for the conscientious horse owner, student or professional who would like to learn more about caring for horses holistically, with a focus on hooves for soundness and high performance from the foot up. You will also get to meet like-minded people and make new friends and connections!

Beccy has over 25 years industry experience and will share with you valuable nuggests of information is a practical, hands on course at her yard at Holistic Reflections HQ on the fringe of the Lake District near Egremont. Learn more about Beccy here.

The course is a mix of lectures and workshop practicals and all participants will get an opportunity to try out what they learn in the classroom on the Yewcroft Herd of horses.

Topics included in this full-on day of learning include:

•Basic anatomy and parts of the hoof
•How to recognise a healthy hoof
•When to call in the experts
•Signs of ill health
•How to take a digital pulse
•Basic first aid
•Checking for lameness
•Providing a healing environment (diet, exercise and lifestyle!)
•When NOT to ride!
Hot and cold drinks as well as vegan, gluten-free lunch and snacks are provided.

Minimum participants 4, maximum 8 for optimum participant benefit!

Can also be purchased using a voucher purchased at our store!

This is NOT a "how to trim" course. For horse owner or professional hoof care courses we recommend you visit the Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry at www.equinepodiatry.com

Join us for our Level 2 Holistic Hoof Care Course on the 10th November 2019

 

Further Info

V&T Equine Services West Yorkshire Clinic - Nick Hill & Ralitsa Grancharova

Date: 28th September 2019

Three Ravens Natural Boarding, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 6JN. 


We are pleased to be hosting a 2 day clinic, Saturday 28th Sept/ Sunday 29th September with Nick Hill & Ralitsa Grancharova at Three Ravens Natural Boarding, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 6JN. 

Tickets are subject to availability.
£75 per day/ £140 for both days.
Please pm to pay and secure your place. Places will not be held unless paid for. A healthy lunch & refreshments are included in the price. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and may be limited due to parking.

Clinic details :- 
•Introduction to hoof care
•Introduction to nutrition & naturalisation
•Horse keeping & necessity for movement
•Health check - horse
•Basic trim - beginner
•Pathology - recognising laminitis
•Horse handling prep for trimming
•Exploring the hoof
•Thrush treatment
•Discussion of wear patterns
•Hoof boots & why we use them
•Acupuncture demo
•General Q&A

Further Info

October

Applied Biomechanics, Posture & Training - Gillian Higgins Horses Inside Out

Date: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2019

Brooksby Equestrian Centre, Brooksby College, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2LJ


A Practical look at Applied Biomechanics, Movement, Posture, Skeletal Maturity, Training, Dressage, Jumping, Position, Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Saddle-fit, Assessment and Asymmetry

 

The course is illustrated with slow-motion video of painted horses showing exactly what is happening under the skin

It will look at practical aspects of applied biomechanics and anatomical principles of movement related to the horse and an in-depth look at the structure and function of the equine body and relate it to way of going.

 

There will be plenty of discussion and hands-onparticipation. The course is a mix of theory and practical observation.

It is of interest to riders, coaches and professional equestrians, in fact anyone who would like to appreciate the relevance of applied anatomy and biomechanics to how the horse moves.


Further Info

Pete Ramey Hoof Rehab Workshop - Pete and Ivy Ramey

Date: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019

Clearview Horse Farm, Shelbyville, Tennessee. USA


Two-Day Hoof Rehabilitation Workshop with Pete Ramey in Shelbyville, TN


Understanding: Hoof Anatomy, Laminitis, Caudal Foot Pain, Navicular Syndrome, Flared Hoof Walls, Hoof Wall Cracks, Thin Soles, Frog Infections, Nutrition, Boot Fitting, Glue-on Shoes.


Suitable for: Horse Owners, Farriers, Trimmers, Veterinarians. 


For more info, Registration, and to submit Demo Horse applications go to: www.hoofrehab.com
Free stalls for demo horses!


Further Info

November


Holistic Hoof Care Course - Intro Level - Beccy Smith BSc (Hons) DAEP MIAEP EBW of Holistic Reflections

Date: 10th November 2019

Holistic Reflections, Yewcroft, Wilton, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2PJ


Our more advanced and comprehensive one day course on Holistic Hoof Care for the conscientious barefoot or shod horse owner or carer!


Time & Location
Nov 10, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Holistic Reflections, Holistic Reflections, Wilton, Egremont, Cumbria CA22 2PJ, UK
About The Event
No foot, no horse!

This course is ideal for the conscientious horse owner, student or professional who would like to learn more about caring for horses holistically, with a focus on hooves for soundness and high performance from the foot up. You will also get to meet like-minded people and make new friends and connections! We recommend you attend our intro course before signing up for this one as it is more advanced.

Beccy has over 25 years industry experience and will share with you valuable nuggets of information is a practical, hands on course at her yard at Holistic Reflections HQ on the fringe of the Lake District near Egremont. Learn more about Beccy here.

The course is a mix of lectures and workshop practicals and all participants will get an opportunity to try out what they learn in the classroom on the Yewcroft Herd of horses.


This is NOT a "how to trim" course. For horse owner or professional hoof care courses we recommend you visit the Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry at www.equinepodiatry.com

Join us at our Intro Level Holistic Hoof Care Course on the 22nd September.


Further Info

Any Time

Practical hoof trimming experience  - Nick Hill and Ralitsa Grancharova DVM, MRCVS

Date: By Arrangement

Bulgaria

Whether you are a horse owner, a barefoot hoof trimmer, a veterinary professional, a farrier or are simply working with horses on a regular basis, you would have already come across different aspects of hoof care. Maybe you know a little bit but would like to expand your knowledge or maybe you work with horses’ hooves on a regular basis but would like to experience something different and gain more practice.

We don’t sell books, videos, equipment or horse feeds. We are all about gaining practical experience and skills in barefoot hoof trimming that you could use with your own horses or with your client’s equines. We discuss ideas and opinions openly. For us there could be no silly questions.

We are a team of a natural hoof care practitioner (Nick Hill) and an equine orientated veterinary surgeon (Ralitsa Grancharova DVM, MRCVS) that is based in Bulgaria. We work with horses, donkeys and mules on a daily basis providing medical treatment, dietary advice and hoof trimming.

What could you expect? The practical travelling and learning experience is reserved for those, who have already gained some experience in hoof trimming and natural hoof care but would like to find out more about some pathological conditions of the hoof and how to practically tackle them. You will be travelling with us on our rounds around Bulgaria, during which we examine, treat and trim horses’ hooves. You will see everything from straight forward trimming cases to pathologically deformed hooves. We will walk you through the process of bringing the equine back to equilibrium through treatment, diet, environmental changes and barefoot trimming. Amongst the regular clients there are always emergency cases that need our help, which you will be able to see and assess with us.

How it works We can take on one or two students at a time. We feel it is important for our clients and their horses that they have our undivided attention but also for our students to experience an atmosphere of learning where hands on is part of the training. You could spend between 3 and 7 days with us on the ground with 2 travel days. We will be travelling extensively around Bulgaria, spending each day in a different area of the country. The price includes three meals per day (all dietary requirements catered for) and accommodation. Travelling is done by car. Students pay for their own flight tickets to Bulgaria.

If you are less experienced We could also offer short courses for up to two people where we would introduce you to the basis of natural hoof care, expanding on anatomy, physiology, digestion and diet, environmental conditions and horse care. These days will be tailored to your individual needs. While still practical in nature, this type of training will involve much less travelling and will be mostly based around the ancient city of Veliko Tarnovo – the old capital of Bulgaria.

Please feel free to contact us for more information and prices. Dates for the rounds around the country are loosely set until the rest of the year.

Contact Nick nickhill984@gmail.com